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How to evaluate a shale play? Part B

shale formation modeling in a simulation through information acquired with seismic and well logs.

HOW TO EVALUATE A SHALE PLAY? Part B Emanuel Martin In the first part of “HOW TO EVALUATE A SHALE PLAY?" we've developed: Shale play features, Main properties to evaluate, Kerogen, Total Organic Content (TOC), Organic Matter Classification, Thermal Maturity Determination, Depositional environment, facies characterization and Mineralogical composition. Now we're going to develop: Mechanical

How to evaluate a shale play? Part A

is required to know the values of porosity, water saturation, permeability, reservoir volume and the volumetric factor of the gas or oil; the Total Organic Carbon (TOC), thermal maturity, depositional environment, mineralogical composition and mechanical properties.

How to evaluate a shale play? Part A Emanuel Martin Introduction Shale formations constitute 60% of the rocks that make up the Earth's crust being only a small group of them containers of hydrocarbons. The necessary conditions to ensure that these rocks have generated and stored oil or gas is that they have abundant

WHERE IS THE GAS STORED?

Pores in shale plays

WHERE IS THE GAS STORED? Emanuel Martin Gas in an unconventional field is found in shale which is a rock  rich in organic matter belonging to the family of the mudrocks with the distinctive feature of breaking easily in thin layers. It´s constituted by particles of fine grains that have one size

WHAT IS HYDRAULIC FRACTURING? PART B

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality website. Slurry blender, pump truck, proppant, van, Wellhead, Allaboutshale.com, shale handbook.

WHAT IS HYDRAULIC FRACTURING? PART B Emanuel Martin In the first part of “Introduction to hydraulic fracturing" we've developed: What is hydraulic fracturing?, Which is the operation principle?, Operation of hydraulic fracturing, What form and direction can take the fracture?, Fracture orientation, Hydraulic fracture design, Selection between vertical, horizontal and multi-wells pad

What is hydraulic fracturing? part A

Hydraulic fracturing

What is hydraulic fracturing? part A Emanuel Martin Hydraulic Fracturing also known as fracking or fracing is a wells stimulation technique developed in 1947 by Stanolind Oil and aims to increase the drainage area and the performance of the same through the creation of fractures in the productive formation. It was used

WHAT IS A SHALE?

Gray Shale rock from Vaca Muerta Formation, Neuquén, Argentina.

WHAT IS A SHALE? Emanuel Martin Shale is a sedimentary clastic fine-grained rock rich in organic matter composed of silt and clay with the distinctive feature of break easily in thin layers. It belongs to the family of the mudrocks and although these are the 60% of the Earth's crust just a group

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